Welcome to Canada Day in Kanata 2013

The Canada Day in Kanata Celebration is one of the largest community events in Ottawa. Crowds of over 30,000 gather at Walter Baker Park off Terry Fox Drive in Kanata to celebrate this significant community event. The best part, admission is free!

Main Acts

2013 Program Guide

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Main Stage
11:00am - 12:00 noon Doghouse Villians
12:30pm - 1:30pm Holy Trinty Rhythm & Blues Band
4:30pm - 5:00pm Cheer Sport Sharks
5:00pm - 6:00pm Opening Ceremonies
6:00pm - 6:30pm Ashley Crnic
6:30pm - 7:00pm Angelique Francis
7:00pm - 8:00pm Garden of Weeds
8:00pm - 8:30pm Kanata Haven Youth Centre Raffle for Trooper-Signed Guitar
8:30pm - 10:00pm Trooper
10:00pm Fireworks!


Kanata Montessori School Family Fun Zone & Hazeldean Mall Gazebo Stage
11:00am - 6:30pm Free "Bouncies"
11:30am - 12:30pm Rock The Arts Puppet Show
1:00pm - 2:00pm Ry Guy Magic
2:00pm - 3:00pm CSMA Martial Art & Self-Defense Demonstration
2:30pm - 3:30pm Rock The Arts Puppet Show
3:00pm - 4:00pm Cheer Sport Sharks Cheerleading Demonstration
3:30pm - 4:00pm CSMA Martial Art & Self-Defense Demonstration
4:00pm - 5:00pm Ry Guy Magic


Other On-Site Activities
9:00am - 11:00am Seniors Breakfast Sponsored by Chartwell Empress Kanata Retirement Residence
10:00am - 11:00am Yoga Class presented by Mountaingoat Yoga
11:00am - 7:00pm FunLight Laser Tag & Mini-Putt
12:00pm - 4:00pm Official Princess & Superhero Walkabout
2:00pm - 3:00pm Interactive Skateboarding Demonstration by Antique Skate Shop
2:00pm - 4:00pm Interactive Soccer Demonstration by West Ottawa Soccer Club
93.9 BOB FM Broadcasting Live on-site from 12:00 noon - 6:00pm
Free Face Painting sponsored by Pathway Church Kanata
Craft Tent - Presented by the Hazeldean Mall
Experience a Taste of Scouting - Presented by the Scouts Group of Carleton Area
Break Dancing Demonstration by the Suburban Monkeys
Classic Amusements Midway presented by the Glen Cairn Community Association


It goes like this: millions of records, a couple dozen hits, a Juno Award (Canada's Grammy) for Band of the Year and ongoing sold-out shows across Canada. Universal Music acknowledges them as "one of Canada's top five selling bands of all time" and the Vancouver Sun has called them "Canadian rock heroes of the first order ... the best performing band in Canada".

In 2009, Peter Assaff of The Northern Light hailed Trooper's Ra McGuire and Brian Smith as "the Canadian version of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards" and Joel Rubinoff of The Record wrote, " ... this frolicking, rollicking showcase for McGuire's soaring pop melodies and whimsical wordplay is arguably one of the biggest Canadian bands of all time."

Going Green Initiatives!

Each year, Canada Day in Kanata gets a little bit ‘greener’:

  • Free supervised bicycle parking onsite for up to 200 bicycles
  • Water dispensers vs bottled water for our volunteers
  • Easy recycling of plastics and cans
  • Organic and compostable waste collection – including food containers
  • Waste sorting and measurement
  • Bullfrogpowered (100% green electricity) Urbandale stage
  • Socially-responsible volunteer t-shirts

Get there green!

  • Carpool to the event with friends and family
  • Walk or take your bike – look for on-site bike parking
  • Use public transportation (Routes 118 and 96)

Leave it clean!

  • Recycle plastic drink bottles and pop cans – look for clear bins (courtesy of City of Ottawa)
  • Compost any organics (left over food – including the plates and napkins!)
  • Keep recyclables and compostables out of garbage cans

No Public Parking on Site

There is no public parking on site unless you are experiencing mobility challenges (must have Handicap Parking Permit), Pregnant or have a VIP parking pass.
More greening initiatives...